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Paste Special is a function in AutoCAD that allows the user to copy and paste the attributes of one object onto another. This function is used to copy a single object, or multiple objects from one layer to another.

This tool has been around for quite some time but many people are still not aware of its existence. This article will provide you with some basic information on Paste Special and how you can use it in AutoCAD.

The different types of paste special are:

  • Paste Special (Object)
  • Paste Special (Xref)
  • Paste Special (Text)
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The Paste Special command is used to copy objects from one drawing to another. The options provided by the Paste Special command are:

  • Paste: Pastes objects as they currently exist in the clipboard
  • Paste As New Copy: Pastes objects without changing their properties or location
  • Paste In Place: Pastes objects, but does not replace existing objects of the same type

A regular paste is used to place an object in AutoCAD. It can be a line, text, or any other object. A Paste Special is used to paste an object with a specific property such as color, linetype, lineweight, and so on.

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